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Pronunciation: /laɪf/

Translation of life in French:

n (pl lives)

  • 1 [gen], vie (f) that's life! c'est la vie! the first time in my life la première fois de ma vie a job for life un emploi à vie a friend for life un ami pour la vie for the rest of one's life pour le restant de ses jours full of life plein/-e de vie to come to life [shy person] sortir de sa réserve [fictional character] prendre vie [party] s'animer
  • 3 [Law] to serve life être emprisonné/-e à vie to sentence sb to life condamner qn à perpétuité


to have the time of one's life

s'amuser comme un fou/une folle

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